ARMED ROBBERY - 25th Avenue SE and Delaware Avenue SE
POSTED: May 15, 2012
On Sunday, May 13 at 12:45 a.m., two University of Minnesota students were the victims of an armed robbery. The crime occurred off campus in the area of 25th Avenue SE and Delaware Avenue SE. (see map below).
The victims were walking southbound on 25th Avenue when they noticed two men following them. The suspects confronted the victims, threatened them with a handgun, and demanded their valuables. The victims gave up their wallets and cell phones and the suspects fled. The victims were not physically harmed.
The suspects are described as two black males, both in their mid to late 20s, and both wearing black jackets with hoods covering their head. The suspect who displayed the gun was approximately five feet ten inches to six feet tall with a medium build. The second suspect was approximately five feet nine inches tall with a thin build and wearing glasses. Surveillance video from a nearby business showed the suspects and two females arriving and leaving the scene in a dark colored SUV.
Minneapolis Police are investigating this off campus robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department Tip Line at 612-692-8477 and reference case number MP-12-144041.
The University of Minnesota Police Department asks that you remember the following:
* Always be aware of your surroundings because when you are distracted you make an easier target.
* When threatened with a weapon, it's best not to resist. Your personal safety is more important than a lost wallet or cell phone.
* Walk in well lit areas and don't walk alone. If you can't find someone to walk with, call the Campus Escort service at 612-624-WALK for a free security escort.
* Carry minimal amounts of valuables.
* Keep written records of valuables, including model and serial numbers, in a safe place.
* Call 911 immediately if you are the victim or witness to a crime.
* Document information about the suspect for police (i.e. clothing descriptions, facial features, piercings or tattoos, speech, etc.).
The University of Minnesota issues Crime Alerts for crimes that may pose an ongoing threat to the University community. These alerts are to aid the campus community in their safety and are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.